The establishment of Berg and Schmidt Middle East Trading LLC is designed to allow the company to respond to the growing demand for feed additives and customer support in the Gulf Cooperation Council states (GCC).
The strategic move, said the German group, will boost distribution of its specialty products such as functional lipids, its rumen protected glucose and amino acids, its fat powders, lecithins, trace minerals, and emulsifiers within the Middle East region.
Those products are targeted at the poultry, ruminant and aquaculture production segments.
The Middle East feed market is rapidly expanding, especially for broilers, aquaculture, dairy and beef production, noted the company.
The Gulf States such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman have an ever-increasing need for livestock feed but also huge demand for innovative feed additives that support animal health and performance.
Torsten Wywiol, CEO of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe, parent company of Berg + Schmidt, noting how dynamic the feed market is in the Middle East said the opening of a subsidiary in Dubai is “the right move.”
“Our commitment to continuous research, service and customer orientation are major pillars of our success,” he added.
Anton Paar acquries Brabender
Meanwhile, international measurement technology specialist, Anton Paar, recently acquired Brabender. It will be integrated into the Anton Paar Group as Anton Paar TorqueTec GmbH, with immediate effect.
Brabender GmbH & Co, headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, provides measurement and process technology solutions for testing various raw materials and for formulation and process development. The areas of application are diverse - from food, feed, and pet food to plastics and rubber, to batteries and other special applications.